HELP, I'm stuck and can't get it out!


Old 02-28-10, 12:27 PM
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Question HELP, I'm stuck and can't get it out!

I was changing the drain valve on my hot water heater and the pipe (plastic) broke off at the opening. How can I get the remaining pipe out without damaging the threads in order to put in the new drain valve?
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Old 03-01-10, 04:42 AM
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Can you get a hold of the pipe with a chisel/screwdriver and get it to turn?
Old 03-05-10, 05:33 AM
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I'm sure by now you have solved your problem but if not... put a hack saw blade in the pipe and cut it down to the threads. Then take a screw driver and pry the plactic out.

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